Stefanos Linaios

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Stefanos Linaios
Στέφανος Ληναίος
Born (1928-08-06) August 6, 1928 (age 88)
Occupation Actor

Stefanos Linaios (Greek: Στέφανος Ληναίος), born Dionysios Mytilinaios (Διονύσιος Μυτιληναίος) on 6 August 1928 in Messini, Messinia, Greece), is a Greek actor, writer, director, and theatrical manager. He is married to actress Elli Fotiou. His daughter, Margarita Mytilinaiou, is the director of the Second Programme of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). He currently lives in Ilissia in east Athens.[citation needed]

He graduated from the Athens Drama School in 1951 and from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, England in 1969[citation needed]. From 1954 until 1967, he performed with more than 20 companies in about 100 productions, and appeared in 100 movies and radio and television programmes. From 1970 he also directed movies while performing in around 50 theatrical plays and also many radio and television shows[citation needed].

Stefanos Linaios is the founder of the "Modern Greek Theatre" company at the Alfa Theatre in Athens. He wrote novels like Meriki thanatoi (Μερικοί θάνατοι) and several studies including Synchrono theatro (Σύγχρονο θέατρο, "Modern theatre") and TV meso Paideias (TV μέσο Παιδείας, "Television as an educational means"), which was taken into consideration when ERT established its Educational Television programme. He was also chairman of the Union of Greek Actors from 1966 to 1967, and has served as a councillor with the Panhellenic Union of Free Theatre (ΠΕΕΘ) from 1975 and at the Greek Theatre Centre from 1977. He is a member of the British Actors' Equity Association.


Year Film title
(English translation)
Original title
and transliteration
1955 To organaki tou Attik Το οργανάκι του Αττίκ
The Little Attique Organ
1957 Barba-Yiannis o kanatas Μπαρμπα-Γιάννης, ο κανατάς Alexandros Harissis
1957 Rantevou me ton erota Ραντεβού με τον έρωτα
Rendezvous with Love
1959 O thisavros tou makariti Ο θησαυρός του μακαρίτη
Dead Man's Chest
1960 To klotsoskoufi Το κλωτσοσκούφι Lakis Aggelidis
1960 Oikogeneia Papadopoulou Οικογένεια Παπαδοπούλου
Papadopoulos Family
Alexis Vranas
1961 Poia einai i Margarita; Ποια είναι η Μαργαρίτα;
Who is Margarita (Margaret)?
Nikos Pandazis/Pantazis
1961 Eno sfirize to treno Ενώ σφύριζε το τρένο
While the train whistled
1961 Agapi kai thyella Αγάπη και θύελλα
Love and storm
1967 Mias pentaras niata Μιας πεντάρας νιάτα Giorgos Stratakis
1969 I komissa tis fabrikas Η κόμισσα της φάμπρικας
Countess of the Factory
Christos Delimanis (officer)
1987 Ta paidia tis chelidonas Τα παιδιά της χελιδόνας -

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